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Goal.com hands out the awards to the star men of the past few days in Italy

A second-half supershow from German Denis earned the headlines this week, and the striker naturally finds his way into Goal.com's Serie A Team of the Week for Round 31.

Ivan Pelizzoli was a one-man wall for much of the game as Pescara held off Juventus for long spells before Mirko Vucinic's double won the game.

Udinese overcame Chievo thanks in large part to a strong performance and late goal from Mehdi Benatia, while Parma's point at Siena was gained after a great showing from Gabriel Paletta. Also on top in defence was Santiago Garcia, who also notched a goal to clinch Palermo's win at Sampdoria.

In the midfield are successive Team of the Week appearances for three on-form players. Riccardo Montolivo scored on his return to the Artemio Franchi in Milan's 2-2 draw with Fiorentina, and Josip Ilicic was a scorer in Palermo's surprise 3-1 win at Sampdoria. Meanwhile, Blerim Dzemaili followed up last week's hat-trick against Torino with another goal in Napoli's victory over Genoa. The final member of the midfield line is Ricardo Alvarez, who came off the bench to turn jeers to cheers with a double which put Inter 3-1 up against Atalanta.

Antonio Di Natale was on the scoresheet twice more in Udinese's win against Chievo, while Adem Ljajic's excellent display was capped off by a penalty as Fiorentina came from behind to draw with Milan. The star of the weekend, though, was German Denis, who turned Inter's 3-1 lead into a 4-3 Atalanta win with a stunning second-half hat-trick.


PELIZZOLI
PESCARA
 vs Juventus (A)
Rating:
TOTW Apps: 1

BENATIA PALETTA GARCIA
UDINESE PARMA PALERMO
 vs Chievo (H)
vs Siena (A) vs Sampdoria (A)
Rating: Rating: Rating:
TOTW Apps: 2
TOTW Apps: 3
TOTW Apps: 2

ALVAREZ DZEMAILI MONTOLIVO ILICIC
INTER NAPOLI MILAN PALERMO
 vs Atalanta (H)  vs Genoa (H)  vs Fiorentina (A)  vs Roma (H)
Rating: Rating: Rating: Rating:
TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 2
TOTW Apps: 4
TOTW Apps: 4

DI NATALE
DENIS LJAJIC
UDINESE ATALANTA FIORENTINA
 vs Chievo (H) vs Inter (A) vs Milan (H)
Rating: Rating: Rating:
TOTW Apps: 6
TOTW Apps: 3
TOTW Apps: 1

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